The Salvation Army Thrift Store brings an environmental focus to giving in Clarence-Rockland

The Salvation Army Thrift Store has embarked on an environmentally conscious partnership with the City of Clarence-Rockland that will benefit neighbours in need.

The Thrift Store will be offering a new way to give for the Clarence-Rockland community members through three donation bins at the City’s local landfill site at 2335 Lalonde Road in Bourget. Traditionally, the closest Thrift Store location for donating is on Innes Road in Orleans, Ottawa.

Residents can start donating to The Salvation Army Thrift Store as early as this Friday at the City’s free 2017 Spring Clean-Up Event taking place on the first two weekends in May (5-6 & 12 -13) at the landfill site only. 

“The City of Clarence-Rockland is proud of its partnership with the Salvation Army Thrift Store. During the free weekends at the landfill site, I invite the population to give their still useful objects to the volunteers of this organization instead of throwing them in the landfill site. We are contributing to increasing the life span of our landfill site in addition to helping an organization in its mission of helping the less fortunate,” says Guy Desjardins, Mayor of the City of Clarence-Rockland. 

Every Friday and Saturday community members are welcome to drop off their gently used clothing, household goods and furniture which will stay out of the local landfill to benefit people in need through Salvation Army programs and services.

“We make it easy to give and giving your gently used items a second chance at life,” says Tonny Colyn, National Product Acquisition Manager at The Salvation Army Thrift Store. “Thank you to the City for giving us this opportunity to provide this donation service to this community. For thrifty shopping our Orleans store is a short drive away. ”

The Salvation Army Thrift Store Donor Welcome Centres accepts accessories, antiques and collectibles, books and media, eye glasses, furniture, gently used clothing, household items, shoes and toys.